Chris Dorman excels at creating transformative musical experiences. He is a genuine storyteller and singer-songwriter reminiscent of 60's and 70's folk heroes like James Taylor, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell. Each individual instrument, lyric, melody, memory, or story that he shares in his live performances mean far less than the sum of all the parts together. Chris has a way of using whatever is in front of him to stir up magic. He connects deeply with his audience and invites them to jump in, hold on, and feel it all!
Most recently, Chris collaborated with two dozen musicians and hundreds of children and families to create Always There, his debut album for all ages. The album was released on Earthwork Music in 2015. You will laugh. You will cry. You will jump. You will fall. And, then you'll want to listen all over again.
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.